Adult, ARC review, book review

Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

What if you almost missed the love of your life? Nadia gets the 7.30 train every morning without fail. Well, except if she oversleeps or wakes up at her friend Emma’s after too much wine. Daniel really does get the 7.30 train every morning, which is easy because he hasn’t been able to sleep properly since his Dad died. One morning, Nadia’s eye catches sight of a post in the daily paper: To the cute girl with the coffee stains on her dress. I’m the guy who’s always standing near the doors… Drink sometime? So begins a not-quite-romance of near-misses, true love, and the power of the written word.… Read More Our Stop by Laura Jane Williams (ARC Review)

book review, young adult

Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (Review)

Maia Tamarin dreams of becoming the greatest tailor in the land, but as a girl, the best she can hope for is to marry well. When a royal messenger summons her ailing father, once a tailor of renown, to court, Maia poses as a boy and takes his place. She knows her life is forfeit if her secret is discovered, but she’ll take that risk to achieve her dream and save her family from ruin. There’s just one catch: Maia is one of twelve tailors vying for the job… Read More Spin the Dawn by Elizabeth Lim (Review)

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With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (ARC Review)

Ever since she got pregnant freshman year, Emoni Santiago’s life has been about making the tough decisions—doing what has to be done for her daughter and her abuela. The one place she can let all that go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness.… Read More With the Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo (ARC Review)

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Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (ARC Review)

Kat Cho’s debut, Wicked Fox, was one of my most-anticipated releases of this year! I’ve actually been following along with the book’s journey on Twitter since last year and still remember when it was titled Gumiho instead of Wicked Fox! For those of you who don’t know, I am very very into kdramas (Korean dramas) and have posted about them on this blog even (although not in a while). You can find my kdrama rambles here, but back to Wicked Fox…I was very very excited for this book, and now that I’ve read it, definitely have some thoughts to share with you guys… Read More Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (ARC Review)

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Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Book Lover’s Day: Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year! It took some decision making, but I think I narrowed it down okay. I was very stuck between the book that I chose and my first honourable mention, but then ended up… Read More Calendar Girls (August 2019): Book Lover’s Day (Favorite Book You’ve Read This Year)

ARC review, book review, young adult

We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (ARC Review)

It’s been two months since the Fates were freed from a deck of cards, two months since Legend claimed the throne for his own, and two months since Tella discovered the boy she fell in love with doesn’t really exist. With lives, empires, and hearts hanging in the balance, Tella must decide if she’s going to trust Legend or a former enemy. After uncovering a secret that upends her life, Scarlett will need to do the impossible. And Legend has a choice to make that will forever change and define him.… Read More We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal (ARC Review)

Adult, author interview, book review

Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

At the news of her mother’s death, Natalie Tan returns home. The two women hadn’t spoken since Natalie left in anger seven years ago, when her mother refused to support her chosen career as a chef. Natalie is shocked to discover the vibrant neighborhood of San Francisco’s Chinatown that she remembers from her childhood is fading, with businesses failing and families moving out. She’s even more surprised to learn she has inherited her grandmother’s restaurant.… Read More Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim (Review + Author Q&A)

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Calendar Girls (June 2019): Pride 🏳️‍🌈 (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)

It’s time for another Calendar Girls Books post, and this month our prompt is Pride: Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation. I’ve been reading LGBTQ+ books since I was in high school, so I’ve read quite a few but I think it’s still not enough. It doesn’t help that my high school library didn’t have any… Read More Calendar Girls (June 2019): Pride 🏳️‍🌈 (Favorite Book with LGBTQ+ Representation)